Rig Data: Deepwater Horizon

Rig Name: Deepwater Horizon
Rig Manager: Transocean Ltd.
Rig Owner: Transocean Ltd.
Competitive Rig: Yes
Rig Type: Semisub
Semisub Generation: 5
Rig Design: Reading & Bates RBS-8D
Rated Water Depth: 10,000 ft
Drilling Depth: 30,000 ft
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Rig Contract & Operating Status
Operating Status: Retired
Operator: --
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Rig Location
Region: N. America - US GOM
Country: US
Current Water Depth: 4,992 ft
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Rig Construction Details
Classification: ABS
Rig Design: Reading & Bates RBS-8D
Built By: Hyundai Heavy Industries  at the Ulsan, Korea shipyard
Delivery Year: 2001
Flag: Marshall Islands
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Rig Equipment
Derrick: Dreco 242' x 48' x 48'; Capacity: 2,000,000 lbs
Drawworks: Hitec 6,900 HP
Mud Pumps: 4 x Continental Emsco FC 2200, 2200 HP
Top Drive: Varco TDS-8S, 1150 HP
Rotary Table: Varco 60 in. diameter Model RST 1000 st
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Manager: Transocean Ltd.
Location: Europe - North Sea
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